Observed variation in N95 respirator use by nurses demonstrating isolation care. Academic Article uri icon


  • Video review and scoring was used to evaluate the behaviors of nurses wearing N95 filtering face piece respirators while providing isolation care in a simulated patient care environment. This study yielded a detailed description of behaviors related to N95 respirator use in a health care setting. Developing a more robust and systematic behavior analysis tool for use in demonstration, simulation, and clinical care would allow for improved respiratory protection of health care workers.

published proceedings

  • Am J Infect Control

author list (cited authors)

  • Beam, E. L., Hotchkiss, E. L., Gibbs, S. G., Hewlett, A. L., Iwen, P. C., Nuss, S. L., & Smith, P. W.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Beam, Elizabeth L||Hotchkiss, Elizabeth L||Gibbs, Shawn G||Hewlett, Angela L||Iwen, Peter C||Nuss, Suzanne L||Smith, Philip W

publication date

  • May 2018